7/3/08

This is not Kiersten's doing...the biscut was.

In order to not have seminar today, we (a joined group of anonymous writing assistants) have complied this non-spurious list of the most un-heinous-totally-radical-gnarly-bodacious stuff that happened throughout history on this wonderful fourth day of the self proclaimed month of the Julian Calendar:

1804 - Nathaniel Hawthorne was born, American writer (d. 1864)
1845 - Near Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau embarks on a two-year experiment in simple living at Walden Pond.
1855 - In Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems titled Leaves of Grass is published.
1865 - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is published.
1910 - African-American boxer Jack Johnson knocks out white boxer Jim Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match sparking race riots across the United States.
1946 - After 381 years of near-continuous colonial rule, the Philippines is granted full independence by the United States. July Fourth is known as Filipino-American Friendship Day.
1997 - NASA's Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.

Deaths (Does anyone else smell a conspiracy?)
1826 - John Adams, 2nd President of the United States (b. 1735)
1826 - Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States (b. 1743)
1831 - James Monroe, 5th President of the United States (b. 1758)

Oh yeah, in 17-something, a bunch of people got together and signed a piece of paper that I hear is kind of important, I think. But seriously, what’s more important than the Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah joining Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam, Karachi in 1887?

4 comments:

Sky said...

Very boring. But I have to admire your zeal. Spread word of cancellation, and try not to blow up each other over the weekend.
Now go back to your refreshing Haiku, puleeeese.

Josh said...

No as boringas she said.

Sky said...

Brother Josh. I double dare you to turn that one into a Haiku. We'd love to see the rest of the story.

Sarachel said...

Even more exciting--July birthdays

July 10-Anona
July 13?-Anona and Austin's baby
July 15-Travis W.
July 19-Julie
July 30-Jacob (and twin)
July 30-Sara
July 31-Tanner W.

Happy Birthday